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Volume 9, Number 4—April 2003

Research

The Elderly and Waterborne Cryptosporidium Infection: Gastroenteritis Hospitalizations before and during the 1993 Milwaukee Outbreak

Elena N. Naumova*Comments to Author , Andrey I. Egorov*, Robert D. Morris*, and Jeffrey K. Griffiths*
Author affiliations: *Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Table 1

Daily rates of gastroenteritis-related emergency room visits and hospitalizations per 100,000 elderly persons by age category before and during the 1993 outbreak of cryptosporidiosis, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Age
group
(y)
Before outbreak (452 d)
During outbreak (28 d)
Elderly population No.
cases Daily rate/ 100,000 No.
cases Daily rate/ 100,000
65–69
39,561
66
0.37
15
1.35
70–74
33,019
108
0.72
17
1.84
75–79
26,188
97
0.82
12
1.64
80–84
17,584
93
1.17
16
3.25
85+
14,150
81
1.27
9
2.27
All 130,502 445 0.75 69 1.89

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